"Obviously, I like to watch the tape," head coach Hue Jackson said after the 21-17 win over the New York Jets. "Baker did some great things. We do not play until next Sunday. We have some days. Let's not get into those debates tonight. Obviously, what he did tonight was outstanding for the football team and his teammates and just the way he competed. I have to watch the tape, and we will go from there."
Mayfield entered the game late in the second quarter as an injury replacement for veteran Tyrod Taylor. The No. 1 pick of April's draft led his team to its first score of the game on the first drive of his NFL career.
He finished the unexpected debut going 17 of 23 through the air for 201 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Taylor was ruled out for the game early in the third quarter due to a concussion. He had started just 4 of 14 for a mere 19 yards.
The 29-year-old Taylor entered Week 3 having led the Browns to a 0-1-1 record while completing 52.9 percent of pass attempts for 443 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The Browns will visit the Oakland Raiders in Week 4.